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Leon Davidson's flying saucer collection, 1950-1980

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Call No.: MS#0362
Bib ID 4079689 View CLIO record
Creator(s) Davidson, Leon, 1922-
Title Leon Davidson's flying saucer collection, 1950-1980
Physical Description 65 linear feet (52 boxes)
Language(s) English .
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Summary

Books, magazines, newsletters, reports, pamphlets, and clippings documenting the Unidentified Flying Object (UFO) or flying saucer phenomenon. Mr Davidson used this material in connection with his study for the United States Air Force, entitled "Flying Saucers: Special Report No. 14." (Oct. 1957 & July 1966)

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Single photocopies may be made for research purposes. The RBML maintains ownership of the physical material only. Copyright remains with the creator and his/her heirs. The responsibility to secure copyright permission rests with the patron.

Preferred Citation

Identification of specific item; Date (if known); Leon Davidson's flying saucer collection; Box and Folder; Rare Book and Manuscript Library, Columbia University Library.

Reproduction Note

Boxes 19, 20, 21 and Scrapbooks 1-73 are available on microfilm.

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Processed BRC 10/--/1984.

Revision Description

2009-06-26 File created.

2019-05-20 EAD was imported spring 2019 as part of the ArchivesSpace Phase II migration.

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History / Biographical Note

Biographical / Historical

(Columbia University B.A. 1942, B.S. 1943, M.S. 1947& Ph.D. 1951).

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Pamphlets



Box 1 Barber, Adam D., "The Coming Disaster Worse than the H-Bomb"


Box 1 Barker, Cray, "Book of Adamski"


Box 1 Barker, Cray, "The Strange Case of Dr. M. K. Jessup"


Box 1 Bartsch, Leo V., "The U.F.O. that Changed My Life"


Box 1 Borderland Sciences Research Associates, Various Short Articles


Box 1 Brasington, Virginia, "Flying Saucers in the Bible"


Box 1 Davidson, Leon, "Flying Saucers: Special Report No. 14, October, 1957"(4 Copies)


Box 1 Davidson, Leon, "Flying Saucers: Special Report No. 14, July, 1966" (2 Copies)


Box 1 Grant, W.V,, "Men in the Fying Saucers Identified"


Box 1 Kachur, V., "Space Scientists and the U.F.O. Phenomenon"


Box 1 Krafft, Carl Frederick, "Glimpses of the Unseen World"


Box 1 Layne, Meade, "The Coming of the Guardiands"


Box 1 Layne, Meade, "The Ether of Space"


Box 1 Layne, Meade, "The Morley-Martln Experiments"



Box 2 Marxer, John, "Evidence in Favor of Flying Saucers"


Box 2 Mitchell, Helen and Betty, "We Met the Space People"


Box 2 McCoy, John,"They Shall be Gathered Together"


Box 2 Mundo, Laura,"Ashtar, Go Home"


Box 2 Mundo, Laura, "Cosmogony, Genesis, and Eschatology"


Box 2 Mundo, Laura, "Don't Say I Didn't Tell You"


Box 2 Mundo, Laura, "Flying Saucers"


Box 2 Mundo, Laura, "Flying Saucers and the Father's Plan"


Box 2 Mundo, Laura, "Pied Piper from Outer Space"


Box 2 Mundo, Laura, "Private Lecture for Flying Saucer Study Groups"


Box 2 Mundo, Laura, 'There is a Way Out."


Box 2 Mundo, Laura, "Truth of Consequences"


Box 2 Mundo, Laura, "The Visitor's Plan"


Box 2 Ormond, Ron, "The Power of Faith"


Box 2 Sherwood, John, "Flying Saucers are watching You"


Box 2 Michael X, "Secrets of Higher Contact"



Box 3 Book Announcements


Box 3 Book Jackets


Box 3 Convention Announcements


Box 3 Lecture Announcements


Magazines (8 Boxes)



Box 4 Air Progress (1 issue)


Box 4 Amazing (October, 1957)


Box 4 American Aviation (June, 1963 October, l954), 1963


Box 4 Chrysalis (September -October, 1964)


Box 4 Chrysalis (1964-June, 1967)


Box 4 Cornell Aeronautical Laboratory (1956)


Box 4 Dissenter/Dissinter (Vol. 1, No, 1)


Box 4 Engineering (October 13, 1967)


Box 4 Fantastic Universe Science Fiction (November, 1953)


Box 4 Fate (August, 1955-Aprll, 1959)


Box 4 Flying Saucer News (1967 ? 2 issues)


Box 4 Flying Saucers-Look Magazine (1967)


Box 4 Flying Saucers (l Issue)


Box 4 Flying Saucers-U.F.O. Reports (3 issues)



Box 5 Flying saucers-The Magazine of Space Conquest (17 Issues, June, 1957-February, 1961), 1957-February, 1961



Box 6 Flying Saucers-Mysteries of the Space Age (37 issues, May, 1961-December, 1967), 1961-December, 1967



Box 7 Flying Saucer Review (31 issues, Januarv, 1958-October, 1967), 1958-October, 1967



Box 8 Round Robin-Journal of Borderland Research (30 issues, 1953-1958)



Box 9 Round Robin-Journal of Borderland Research (22 issues, 1959-1961)



Box 10 Journal of Borderland Research-Clips, Quotes, and Comments (1953-1958)



Box 11 Pegasus (1 issue, Novemebr, 1952)


Box 11 Saucer News (2 Folders, 1960-1967)


Box 11 Saucers, Space, & Science (4 issues, October 1962-1967)


Box 11 Science & Mechanics (1 issue, December, 1966)


Box 11 Space World (1 issue, September, 1962)


Box 11 Spacecraft News (1 Issue)


Box 11 Transformation (1 issue, 1960)


Box 11 True, (1 issue, January, 1950)

Newsletters



Box 12 The Philosophical Bulletin (No, 426, 428, 450)


Box 12 Bulletin of New California Subtropical Settlement (No. 302,335,346,348)


Box 12 Circulo Da Amizade Sideral (No. 1,2,3,4)


Box 12 Civilian Research, Interplanetary Firing Objects Newsletter-Orbit,(Vol. 1, No. 1-Vol. Ill, No. 11)


Box 12 Civilian Saucer Intelligence (No. 1-27)


Box 12 Clarion Call (Vol. 1, No. 1-Vol. 2, No. 2)


Box 12 Cosmic Researcher (Vol. 1, No. 1)


Box 12 Disc Digest (Vol. 1, No. 1-Vol III)


Box 12 Dominion-American Corporation (Special Bulletins)


Box 12 Doubt (No. 39-61)


Box 12 Faith Contenders (April, 1961)


Box 12 The Flying Saucer (No. 3-10)


Box 12 Flying Saucer News (May 1958-August, 1961)



Box 13 Flying Saucer News Service (Vol. 1, No. 1-Vol, 1, No. 10)


Box 13 Flying Saucer Review (No. 6-11)


Box 13 Forum (Vol. 2, No. 38)


Box 13 Galaxy Diskpatch (Vol. 1, No. l)


Box 13 Great Western News (No. 3-9)


Box 13 International Paranormal Bulletin (No. 1-13)


Box 13 International Roundtable of the World University (1960-1961)


Box 13 Interplanetary Intelligence Report (Vol. 1, No, 1)


Box 13 Journal of Correlative Philosophy (March, 1959-June, 1960), 1959-June, 1960


Box 13 Mark Age (July I960-May 1962)


Box 13 Midwestern U.F.O. Reporter (July -September, 1967)


Box 13 Metaphysical Digest (Vol. 4, No, 5 & 7)


Box 13 New Age Expositor (No. 2, 1960-No. 2, 1962)


Box 13 New Age Newsletter, (No. 20)


Box 13 OAHSPE


Box 13 Om-on-o Gold Sector (February, 1964)


Box 13 Open Letter (July, 1960-August, 1961), 1960-August, 1961


Box 13 Ouranos Revue Internationale (No. 19,-24)



Box 14 Orbit (April I960-January 1964)


Box 14 Ray Palmer's Flash Newsletter (June, 1965)


Box 14 Planetary Center (May, 1956-February, 1966 4 folders), 1956-February, 1966



Box 15 Satellite (July -Sept, 1957)


Box 15 Saucerian Bulletin (No, 7-25)


Box 15 Saucerian (1953-1956)


Box 15 Saucers (Vol. 1, No. 2-Vol. III, No. 3&4)


Box 15 Saucer Forum (Vol. 1, No. 1-Vol 4, No. 1)


Box 15 Saucer News (No. 20-49)


Box 15 The Saucer's Report (September, 1957)


Box 15 The Saucer Sentinel (No. 8-18)


Box 15 The Science Group & The Christian (TRUTH) (Vol. 2)


Box 15 Sociedade Brasileira De Estudos Sobre Discos Voadores (No. 8)


Box 15 Spacecraft News (Vol 1, No. 1&2)


Box 15 Space Review (Vol 1, No. 1-Vol III, No. 1)


Box 15 Tee-Side U.F.O, Research Group (No. 3-5)


Box 15 Truth (No. 41, August, 1960)



Box 16 The Ufologer (Vol 1, No, 3-Vol. 2, No. 4)


Box 16 Ufology News (Vol 1, No. 2)


Box 16 U.F.O. Chile (August, 1967)


Box 16 U.F.O. Contact (March, 1967)


Box 16 U.F.O.-Critical Bulletin (Vol. 1, No. 1-Vol. III, No. 6)


Box 16 U.F.O. Journal (Vol. I, No, 5-Vol 2, No. 3)


Box 16 U.F.O. Newsletter (No. 7-13)


Box 16 U.F.O. Reporter (Summer & Spring, 1964)


Box 16 Uranus (Vol. 1, No, 1-Vol. 7, No, 5)


Box 16 Voice of Aquarius (January, 1960 & March, 1964), 1960


Box 16 World-Wide Divine Love Radiation Service (September, I960)

Bound Newsletters



Box 17 Saucer News (Vol, 2, No, 6-Vol, 6, No, 5, #12-38)


Box 17 Nexus (Vol. 1, No, 1-Vol. 2, No. 5, #1-11)


Box 17 Flying Saucer News (Summer 1953 & Summer-Autumn 1954), 1953


Box 17 Space Review (Vol. 1, No. 1-Vol. 2, No, 4)


Box 17 Flying Saucer Review (No, 7-11)


Box 17 Civilian Saucer Investigation (Vol, 1, No. 4)


Box 17 Civilian Saucer Intelligence Newsletter (No. 1-27)



Box 18 Thy Kingdom Come (No. 4-9)


Box 18 Amalgamated Flying Saucer Clubs of America World Report (No. 11-16)


Box 18 McCoy (May 17, 1957-August 27, 1957), May 17, 1957-August 27, 1957


Box 18 Ufologer (January, 1958-April, 1959), 1958-April, 1959


Box 18 Aerial Phenomenon Research Group Reporter (Vol, 1, No, 5)


Box 18 Grove Gazette (Vol. 2, No. 7)


Box 18 Cosmic Science Newsletter


Box 18 Orbit (Vol. II, No. 4-Vol. Ill, No. 12)


Box 18 Civilian Research, Interplanetary Flying Objects Newsletter (Vol, 1 No.I, Vol II, No. 3)


Box 18 U.F.O. Newsletter (No. 7-13)


Box 18 U.F.O. Investigator (Vol. I, No. 1-Vol. II No. 5)


Box 18 Satellite (Vol. 1, No. l-Vol. 1, No. 5)


Box 18 U.F.O.-Critical Bulletin (Vol. II, No. 4-Vol. Ill, No. 6)


Box 18 The Prince George Cosmic Observer (Vol. I, No, 1-Vol. I, No. 3)


Box 18 Fliegende Untertassen Revue (No. 5/6-13/14)


Box 18 New Zealand Civilian Saucer Intelligence (Vol. 4, No. 4)

Newsclippings



Box 19 Newsclippings, 1943 1954-1959), 1943



Box 20 Newsclippings (1960)



Box 21 Newsclippings (1961-1963)

Pamphlets & Transcripts


Pamphlets:



Box 22 Aurora, "Let Freedom Ring"


Box 22 Campbell, Duncan Cameron, "Truth and Flying Saucers"


Box 22 Ferguson, William, "My Trip to Mars"


Box 22 Morison, Robert, "Driving Whirlwinds"


Box 22 Schmidt, Reinhold O., "The Kearney Incident" and "To the Arctic Circle in a Spacecraft"


Box 22 Robertson, Archibald F. "A Sunday Afternoon"


Box 22 Ward, Clara Wills, "A Spirit Passed Before My Face"

Transcripts


Box 22 NBC-TV, "The Open Mind"


U.S. Aeronautical Charts



Box 23 U.S. Aeronautical Charts, 1950-1954


Box 23 Misc. bibliographies of UFO materials (gift of William S. Jone, 1979)

Periodicals and Pamphlets (1984 Gift), 1968-1978



Box 24 Aerial Research Systems' Sentinal


Box 24 Aid to Identification of Flying Objects


Box 24 Allen Body Photos


Box 24 Anomoly


Box 24 APRO Bulletin


Box 24 Asociacton Astromodelists Argentina (letter)


Box 24 Believe It


Box 24 Beyond Reality


Box 24 Boletin AAA-DIOVNI


Box 24 BUFORA Journal


Box 24 Boletin Ufologico



Box 26 Fate


Box 26 Flying Saucer News


Box 26 Flying Saucer News Catalogues


Box 26 Flying Saucer Review


Box 26 FSR Case Histories


Box 26 FSR Special lssues



Box 27 The Flying Saucer Story


Box 27 Flying Saucers by Laura Mundo


Box 27 Flying Saucers: An Analysis of the Air Force Project Blue Book


Box 27 Flying Saucers: Mysteries of the Space Age



Box 28 Forum


Box 28 Cateway Seminars (advertisement)


Box 28 The Hefley Report


Box 28 How to Save the World by Laura Mundo


Box 28 Hudson Valley


Box 28 International Paranormal Bulletin


Box 28 International UFO Reporter



Box 29 Jim Moseley's Book of Saucer News


Box 29 Lea Extraterretrea


Box 29 Magic and Showmanship


Box 29 Marcen Journal


Box 29 The Metaphysical Magazine


Box 29 Midnight Horoscope


Box 29 Mufon Symposium


Box 29 National Radio Pulpit


Box 29 New Atlantean Journal


Box 29 The Nominal UFO Researcher


Box 29 Nyhetsblad Newsletter


Box 29 Official UFO


Box 29 "Open Letter to the Now Generation," by Laura Mundo


Box 29 "Our Trip to the Moon and Venus," by Laura Mundo



Box 30 Page Research Library Newsletter


Box 30 Page Research Library Publications and Book Catalogue


Box 30 50 Lat (Polish)


Box 30 Project Bluebook reports 1-12 (bound)


Box 30 Psychic Gazette


Box 30 "Radical Science Ideas Acquire New Journal," The New York Times, 6, June 1978


Box 30 Ray-Palmer's Newsletter


Box 30 Revelations Awareness


Box 30 Rockets Vs. Flying Saucers



Box 31 Saucer News (by various titles)



Box 32 The SBI Report


Box 32 Search



Box 33 The Secret of Success (advertisement)


Box 33 "The Secret of the Sunbeam," by Laura Mundo


Box 33 The Skeptical Inquirer


Box 33 Skylook (name changed to Mufon UFO Journal)


Box 33 Spacelink


Box 33 Spaceview


Box 33 Spectrum


Box 33 Symposium on Unidentified Flying Objects


Box 33 Teoria De Procesos De Los Ovni


Box 33 True Flying Saucers and UFOs Quaterly



Box 34 UFO Monitor


Box 34 UFO-NYT


Box 34 UFO Ohio Newsletter


Box 34 UFO Prophecy


Box 34 UFO Report


Box 34 UFO Review


Box 34 UFOer Pa Radar


Box 34 Ufologisch Informatief Tijdschrift


Box 34 Ufology


Box 34 Umbral Cero


Box 34 Unifeid States of Awareness


Box 34 Urania


Box 34 The White Sands Incident


Box 34 Who is Dean Kraft

Books



Box 35 Adamski-Fort



Box 36 Fry-Leslie



Box 37 Lorenzen-Oahspe



Box 38 Ohio-Williamson

Scrapbooks



Box 39 1, 3-7



Box 40 8, 18, 24-28



Box 41 29-35



Box 42 36-37, 39-41



Box 43 42-45, 47-48



Box 44 49-52, 54-56



Box 45 57-61



Box 46 62-63, 66-67, 70-73

Printed Materials



Box 47 Books, brochures, printed reports

Files



Box 48 Correspondence, notes, annotated printed matter, 1945-1969



Box 49 Correspondence, notes, annotated printed matter, 1945-1969



Box 50 Correspondence, government reports and clippings, 1950-1979



Box 51 Correspondence, notes, annotated printed matter, 1970-1992



Box 52 Correspondence, notes, annotated printed matter, 1970-1995

List of Books


Adamski, George Flying Saucers Farewell


Adamski, George Inside the Space Ships


Allingham, Cedric Flying Saucers from Mars


American Map Company Deutschland


Angelucci, Orfeo The Secret of the Saucers


Arnold, Kenneth, and Palmar, Ray The Coiming of the Saucers


Barker, Gray The Unidentified


Barker, Gray They Knew Too Much About Flying Saucers


Bender, Albert K. Flying Saucers and the Three Men


Bethurum, Truman Aboard a Flying Saucer


Bloecher, Ted Report on the U.F.O. Wave of 1947


Eisinger, Larrv The Mystery of Other Worlds Revealed


Erskine, Allen Louis Why Are They Watching Us?


Flying Saucer Review, World Roundup


Fort, Charles The Books of Charles Fort


Fry, Daniel Steps to the Stars


Fry, Daniel To Men of Earth


Fry, Daniel The White Sands Incident


Gibbon, Gavin They Rode in Spaceships


Girvan, Maveney Flying Saucers and Common Sense


Heard, Gerald Is Another World Watching?


Jessup, W.K. The Expanding Case for the U.F.O.


Jessup, W.K. The U.F.O. Annual


Jung, C.G. Flying Saucers


Keyhoe, Donald E. The Flying Saucer Conspiracy


Keyhoe, Donald E. Flying Saucers from Outer Space


Keyhoe, Donald E. Flying Saucers: Top Secret


Keyhoe, Donald E. The Flying Saucers are Real


Leslie, Desmond & Adamski. George Flying Saucers have Landed


Lorenzen, Coral E. Flying Saucers: The Startling Evidence of the Invasion from Outer Space


Lorenzen, Coral E. The Great Flying Saucer Hoax


Lusar, Rudolf Die Deutsbhen Waffen und Geheimwaffen des 2 Weltkriges und ihre Weiterentwicklung


Michel, Aime Flying Saucers and the Straight-Line Mystery


Michel, Aime The Truth About Flying Saucers


Menzel, Donald H,. Flying Saucers


Maney, Charles A. and Hall, Richard The Challenge of Unidentified Flying Objects


N.Y. Academy of Sciences Vertical Takeoff and Landing Aircraft


Nebel, Long John The Way Out World


Newman, Bernard The Flying Saucer


Nelson, Buck My Trip to Mars, the Moon and Venus


Nininger, H.H. Out of the Sky


OAHSPE. A New Bible


Ohio Northern University Bulletin


Prins, Ethera The Light That Must Not Fail


Reeve, Bryant and Helen Flying Saucer Pilgrimage


Robertson, Archibald F. Mohawk Trail and Apples of Avalon


Ruppelt, Edward J. The Report on Unidentified Flying Objects


Schonenberger, Schweizer Werlag Karl Volker der Erde


Scully, Frank Behind the Flying Saucers


Sorel, Edward Moon Missing


Stranges, Rev. Frank E. Flying Saucerama


Stringfled, Leonard Inside Saucer Post ... 3-0 Blue


Tacker, Lt. Col. Lawerence J., U.S.A.F. Flying Saucers and the U.S. Air Force


U.S. Air Force The Air Force Blue Book


U.S, Government Hearing before a Subcommittee of the Committee on Government Operations, House of Representatives


U.S. Government, Space Handbook: Astronautics and its Applications U.S.S.R., No Return for U-2


Wallee, Jacques Anatomy of a Phenomenon


Wilkins, Harold T. Flying Saucers on the Attack


Williamson, George Hunt, and McCoy, John U.F.O.'s Confidential